School of Mathematics, Statistics & Actuarial Science

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Rachel completed a research fellowship in 2016, funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). The emphasis was on developing individual level statistical models that make it possible to fundamentally correlate the wealth of detailed individual level data being collected on a huge range of animal populations. Rachel is a member of the School's Athena SWAN Committee and co-author, with Professor Byron Morgan, of the textbook Analysis of Capture-Recapture Data.

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Publications

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Article
Yeo, L., McCrea, R. and Roberts, D. (2017). A novel application of mark-recapture to examine behaviour associated with the online trade in elephant ivory. PeerJ [Online] 5:e3048. Available at: https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.3048.
Hudson, M. et al. (2016). In-situ itraconazole treatment improves survival rate during an amphibian chytridiomycosis epidemic. Biological Conservation [Online] 195:37-45. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2015.12.041.
Jeyam, A. et al. (2016). A test of positive association for detecting heterogeneity in capture for capture-recapture data. Submitted.
McCrea, R., Morgan, B. and Gimenez, O. (2016). A new strategy for diagnostic model assessment in capture-recapture. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series C (Applied Statistics) [Online]. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1111/rssc.12197.
Matechou, E. et al. (2016). Open models for removal data. Annals of Applied Statistics [Online]. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1214/16-AOAS949.
McCrea, R., Morgan, B. and Gimenez, O. (2016). A new strategy for diagnostic goodness-of-fit assessment in capture-recapture. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series C (Applied Statistics).
Cole, D. and McCrea, R. (2016). Parameter Redundancy in Discrete State-Space and Integrated Models. Biometrical Journal [Online]. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bimj.201400239.
Worthington, H. et al. (2015). Estimation of population size when capture probability depends on individual state. In prep.
Besbeas, P., McCrea, R. and Morgan, B. (2015). Integrated population model selection in ecology. In prep.
McCrea, R., Morgan, B. and Pradel, R. (2014). Diagnostic goodness-of-fit tests for joint recapture and recovery data. Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics [Online] 19:338-356. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13253-014-0174-1.
Cole, D. et al. (2014). Does Your Species Have Memory? Analysing Capture-Recapture Data with Memory Models. Ecology and Evolution [Online] 4:2124-2133. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.1037.
King, R. and McCrea, R. (2014). A generalised likelihood framework for partially observed capturerecapturerecovery models. Statistical Methodology [Online] 17:30-45. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.stamet.2013.07.004.
McCrea, R., Morgan, B. and Cole, D. (2013). Age-dependent mixture models for recovery data on animals marked at unknown age . Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series C (Applied Statistics) [Online] 62:101-113. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9876.2012.01043.x.
Viallefont, A. et al. (2012). Estimating survival and transition rates from aggregate sightings of animals. Journal of Ornithology [Online] 152:381-391. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10336-010-0588-7.
Hayman, D. et al. (2012). Straw-coloured fruit bat demography in Ghana. Journal of Mammalogy 93:1393-1404.
McCrea, R. et al. (2012). Conditional modelling of ring-recovery data. Methods in Ecology and Evolution [Online] 3:823-831. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.2041-210X.2012.00226.x.
McCrea, R., Morgan, B. and Bregnballe, T. (2012). Model comparison and assessment for multi-state capture-recapture-recovery data. Journal of Ornithology [Online] 152:293-303. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10336-010-0611-z.
McCrea, R. (2012). Sufficient statistic likelihood construction for age- and time- dependent multi-state joint recapture and recovery data. Statistics and Probability Letters [Online] 82:357-359. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.spl.2011.10.020.
Hayman, D. et al. (2012). Endemic Lagos bat virus infection in Straw-coloured fruit bats. . Epidemiology and Infection 140:2163-2171.
McCrea, R. and Morgan, B. (2011). Multistate mark-recapture model selection using score tests. Biometrics [Online] 67:234-241. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1541-0420.2010.01421.x.
Brown, D., McCrea, R. and Morgan, B. (2011). Incorporating covariates in the analysis of capture re-encounter data. Proceedings of the International Statistical Institute Congress.
Gnone, G. et al. (2011). Distribution, abundance and movements of the bottlenose dolphin in the Pelagos sanctuary MPA. . Aquatic Conservation-Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems [Online] 21:372-388. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aqc.1191.
Griffiths, R., Sewell, D. and McCrea, R. (2010). Dynamics of a declining amphibian metapopulation: survival, dispersal and the impact of climate. . Biological Conservation [Online] 143:485-491. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2009.11.017.
McCrea, R. et al. (2010). Multi-site integrated population modelling. Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics [Online] 15:539-561. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13253-010-0027-5.
Book section
Besbeas, P., Borysiewicz, R. and Morgan, B. (2008). Completing the ecological jigsaw. in: Thomson, D. L., Cooch, E. G. and Conroy, M. J. eds. Modeling Demographic Processes in Marked Populations. New York: Springer, pp. 513-539. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-78151-8.
Borysiewicz, R. et al. (2008). An integrated analysis of multisite recruitment, mark-recapture-recovery and multisite census data. in: Thomson, D. L., Cooch, E. G. and Conroy, M. J. eds. Modeling Demographic Processes in Marked Populations. New York: Springer, pp. 579-591. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-78151-8.
Book
McCrea, R. and Morgan, B. (2014). Analysis of capture-recapture data. Chapman and Hall/CRC Press.
Total publications in KAR: 27 [See all in KAR]
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Research Interests

Statistical ecology, working closely with ecologists as well as statisticians, developing new statistical methodology for the modelling of ecological data. Rachel has worked extensively with multi-state capture-recapture data and has a particular interest in goodness-of-fit assessment and model selection strategies for complex data sets. Modelling population dynamics, integrated population modelling, and citizen science are also areas of interest.

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Research Supervisees

  • Anita Jeyam (with Dr Diana Cole) - New methods of model selection and assessment for complex capture-recapture models
  • Ming Zhou - Statistical development of ecological removal models
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